The archaeological site of the Stadium of Domitian, in Piazza Navona, after a long and laborious recovery, was opened to the public for the first time in January 2014 and hosts over 50,000 visitors each year.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- visit the underground levels of Piazza Navona, first opened to the public in 2014;
- descend 5 metres beneath street level into the excavations, at the time of the Roman Empire;
- admire the ancient ruins of the first and only masonry stadium in Roman history;
- learn more about the history of the Stadium/Piazza Navona/ancient Roman sports.
A testimony of the first and only masonry stadium ever built in ancient Rome, the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian (Unesco World Heritage Site) lie about 5 metres beneath street level in Piazza Navona. A rich selection of unpublished photos, 3-Dimensional reconstructions, videos and informative panels introduce visitors to the millenial history of the Stadium, its development into the current square and the evolution of ancient Roman sports.